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I use Faithway feed and mix wheat and scratch with it. I raise mealworms and give them as treats about once or twice a week. My hens are about 6 to 7 months old. I had one lay a egg today that looks like a goose egg. Don't see how she did it. Maybe the rooster laid it? LOL:cd


Just look for the hen thats waddling like a duck! ;)

 

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I’ll bet that egg has two yolks. It’s not unusual for a hen to occasionally have a glitch in her egg making factory and lay one of those, especially pullets just starting to lay.

Wyorp, consider 25 pullets just starting to lay eating a liter of oyster shell a day. I don’t think my rabbit feeder holds that much. That is an unbelievable amount of oyster shell. It would be interesting to put a game camera on that and see what is taking the oyster shell. I just can’t see it being 25 pullets.

I also would not restrict them to once or twice a week. They need it for their egg shells more often than that. I just can’t believe it’s the chickens eating that much.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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